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UNLABELLED SPECT imaging of the dopamine transporter is now an alternative to PET in the quantification of nigrostriatal dopaminergic function. We compared [123I] beta CIT-FP/SPECT and [18F]FDOPA/PET in the assessment of nigrostriatal dopaminergic function in Parkinson's disease (PD) and normal aging. METHODS We studied 12 mildly affected PD patients(More)
The techniques of prompt gamma neutron-activation analysis for the measurement of total-body nitrogen and whole-body counting for the measurement of total-body potassium were used to determine the mass of muscle and nonmuscle lean tissue and their protein content in 135 normal male and female subjects, 20-80 yr of age. Age-related changes in the size of the(More)
Total-body levels of calcium and phosphorus (reflecting skeletal mass) and total-body levels of potassium (reflecting muscle mass) were measured by neutron activation analysis in 39 men and 40 women ages 30-90 yr. In order to intercompare the total body calcium (TBCa) values in a heterogeneous population, such as this, it was necessary to normalize the data(More)
UNLABELLED PET has been used to quantify striatal 6-[18F]fluoro-L-dopa (FDOPA) uptake as a measure of presynaptic dopaminergic function. Striatal FDOPA uptake rate constants (Ki) can be calculated using dynamic PET imaging with measurements of the plasma FDOPA input function determined either directly or by several estimation procedures. METHODS We(More)
A 44-year-old woman with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus on no steroid or immunosuppressive medication presented in septic shock complicated by renal failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation. The patient was treated with antibiotics. Liver-spleen scintigraphy with Tc-99m albumin colloid initially failed to reveal tracer accumulation in(More)
The reticuloendothelial system, including the spleen, subserves important immunologic functions. Loss of splenic function results in an increased incidence of severe bacterial infections and is accompanied by thrombocytosis. Several nephrotic children were noted to have remarkably high platelet counts and predisposition to bacterial infection with(More)
The age-related changes in body chemical composition were measured in a normal black population ranging in age from 30 to 80 yr. The levels of total-body calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and chlorine were measured by in vivo neutron activation. In addition, the lean body mass (total-body potassium) was measured by whole-body counting of 40K. These data were(More)
Establishing the presence of adenocarcinoma of the small bowel is exceedingly difficult. Survival is contingent on prompt diagnosis. We describe a patient with an atypical presentation of jejunal adenocarcinoma visualized via small bowel enteroclysis. She was referred with “gastroparesis,” based on both a radionucleotide scan that revealed markedly delayed(More)
These are the first human experiments with 97Ru-DISIDA, a potentially new alternative to 131I-rose bengal where delayed imaging is indicated. 97Ru has a convenient half life. A DISIDA labeling kit was utilized to prepare the radiotracer for 17 patients (age 6 weeks-84 years). The cholescintigraphic data correlated well with other imaging procedures and with(More)